On May 19th, the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL) welcomed Indigenous youth leaders (First Nation, Inuit, Métis, and Native American) from the Eagle Spirit Camp for a half-day of hands-on workshops and activities organized by Dr. Kent Saylor of the McGill Faculty of Medicine. During the morning lecture, a group of 25 students aged 13 to 17 years old attended a lecture by health care professionals to learn about careers in nursing and medicine. They later had the opportunity to try their hand at technical skills, including bandaging wounds and sprains, taking blood pressure, performing CPR and suturing cuts. And lastly, they practiced spirometry, a test used to assess how well your lungs work, with McGill respirologist Dr. Dick Menzies.
The Eagle Spirit Camp is a three-day health and science camp hosted at McGill University by the Faculty of Medicine, in partnership with the First Peoples' House of McGill. The SCSIL was proud to be a part of this annual event that empowers and encourages Indigenous youth to realize their full potential in the areas of education, career, health, leadership and personal development.